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Linnea Good hosts performance at Holy Trinity Church

Linnea Good will bring her Good Company to Holy Trinity Church in North Saanich for a two-day musical event. - submitted photo
Linnea Good will bring her Good Company to Holy Trinity Church in North Saanich for a two-day musical event.
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The little church on West Saanich Road often bursts at the seams with song. A Lenten journey will see that tradition continue with Linnea Good.

Good is a singer–songwriter, musician and worship leader with a bachelor degree in French literature, and a master’s in religious education with a specialty in music as an educational tool. Her professional travels have taken her throughout Canada, to Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the U.S.

“I discovered her about 19 years ago,” said organizer Ellen Connell. Technically, her mother-in-law discovered Good one day taking her two small grandchildren to a concert. They came toe-tapping home with posters and tapes. “We all just kind of fell in love with her.”

Then she learned Good was putting together a tour of southern Vancouver Island. Connell jumped at the chance to rediscover the music artist and bring her to the Peninsula in the little church on Patricia Bay.

Last November an audience was entertained by the joyful sounds of Linnea and Good Company in concert at Holy Trinity Anglican Church.

“She just wowed people and they said ‘When can she come back?’” Connell said.

She’s back. And she’s bringing company.

“It’s an all ages event, something that can be enjoyed by anyone,” Connell said. The previous audience in North Saanich ranged in age from five to 97. “And everyone had a great time … She engages people, she has people singing and clapping, and facilitates people having a good time with music together.”

The Good Company of Linnea and Good Company includes her partner, percussionist, guitar player and backup vocalist David Jonsson plus bassist, flute player and backup vocalist Bruce Harding.

“The quality of music is awesome, and just the way they present it … music as a way of bringing people together,” Connell said. “She left people feeling really, really good.”

Linnea and Good Company will play at Holy Trinity, 1319 Mills Rd. on Friday, March 9 at 7 p.m.

Tickets are available through the church office, 250-656-3223, Ellen Connell or Donna Wilson. There will be light refreshments and an opportunity to meet the musicians after the concert. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children/seniors and $40 for a family of two adults and two children.

Linnea and Good Company will lead an intergenerational time of Lenten journey on Saturday, March 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Good will use song and story to guide in reflecting on themes of this season of the church year. Admission is free but registration is required. Call the church office to register.

Learn more about her online at www.linneagood.com.

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